David W. Kelble, 75, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2012, in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
Born on January 9, 1937, in Elyria, the son of Gladys Williams, he was later adopted by Marcella and Frank “Jim” Kelble.
David was a 1955 graduate of Milan High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served on the U.S.S. Peterson which was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. David was an industrial electrician and a mechanic having worked first at Sandusky Plastics and then later going to Columbus Showcase, in Bellevue, for 16 years, before returning to Sandusky Plastics where he had retired in 2001, after 25 years.
David loved traveling, canoeing, woodworking, spending time working on his home and in his earlier days working on his cars. He enjoyed wintering in southern Texas which he was able to do for three years.
David is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy (Chapin) Kelble, whom he married on Jan. 30, 1971; his family, Cassandra (Dave) Belinge of Sandusky, Christopher David (Kelly) Kelble of Castalia, Celeste (Christopher) Morey of Norwalk, Jim (Charlotte) Holloway of Seattle, Wash., Jill (Kirk Sr.) Sheets of Marshallville, Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Limbird of Atlanta; a niece and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
At his request no visitation or funeral services will be held and cremation will take place.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Arrangements are entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to David’s family at davidfkoch.com.